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Work and doctor communication

Cyrus Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Can someone please tell me what the laws are with the work HR department calling a doctor directly to find out about the condition of the patient ?

Thanks
Cyrus Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
You would have to give permission to your doctors surgery to disclose any information to a third party. If no permission is given, it is a blatant breach of the Data Protection Act.
#2
The company I work for overide GP sick certificates by sending you for a company medical!!!
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donnydude
You would have to give permission to your doctors surgery to disclose any information to a third party. If no permission is given, it is a blatant breach of the Data Protection Act.


unless he signed a disclosure in his contract for the job :thinking: like when you apply for life insurance.
#4
Thanks guys.
No rights have been given to work to find out confidential doctors information about me by direct communication. The doctor is not giving out any information.

However, I feel that HR even "trying" to obtain information is not allowed. Well, anything more than the integrity of the issue.
#5
You would have to give permission to your Company to disclose any information they have to pay for a medical report first
#6
thanks all.

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